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App vs website

By Michael Baxter / 13 March 2018

If you're planning to establish a mobile presence for your business or organisation one of the first considerations is whether you want to create a mobile application for users to download (app) or a traditional website, or perhaps both. These can look very similar at first-glance and determining which is most suited to your needs will depend upon a number of factors, including target audiences, ... more »


Thriving, peaceful communities …

By Michael Baxter / 28 February 2018

Violence Free Communities promote violence free communities by creating projects, events and tools that support people to enjoy active participation in their community. Administration co-ordinator Tamara contacted Utopia as they wanted to update their existing website. A Content Management System (CMS) was also required so staff could easily update the site. 


Surf lifesaving at its best

By Michael Baxter / 13 February 2018

For over 60 years the Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club has been providing a vital service to the local community.  Club secretary Ross contacted Utopia as their existing website was in an unscalable platform that locked the club in forever and they wanted a modern website that was mobile friendly.  


Need ink?

By Michael Baxter / 30 January 2018

Melco Technologies is New Zealand's largest Printer Technology Distributor (PTD), specialising in Continuous Ink Supply Systems (CISS) & Specialised Inks for Inkjet Printers. Owner Graeme came to Utopia as he wanted to upgrade their existing website with an easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS) so new products could be added by staff. 


Ready for the web trends of 2018?

By Michael Baxter / 7 December 2017

Even though we haven’t quite hit the end of 2017, you could say it’s been an eventful year in the digital work. There have been many progressions in technology and how a website can connect and engage with its customers. So what will be coming next year and more importantly, is your business ready to make use of them? Or will your competition beat you to it? Here are some trends worth looking... more »


Running out of room?

By Michael Baxter / 16 November 2017

Ridgeway Storage has been purpose-built for tradesmen and retail customers in the Taupo area requiring goods such as furniture, boating and other accessories to be stored securely. Owner Kathy Ridge wanted to update their existing website. A new design was required and also a new Content Management System (CMS).


Where are all the good houses?

By Michael Baxter / 7 November 2017

Find Me Property take the stress out of property buying.  They provide an alternative option for home buyers in which they do the hard work while buyers sit back and enjoy the fantastic results.  Owner Carla came to Utopia needing a website for her new business. A Content Management System (CMS) was required so staff could easily update the site.  Bespoke development was also necessary to provide a web application to manage property owners, buyers and agents.


How sustainable are you?

By Michael Baxter / 14 October 2017

Sustain and Enable is an Environmental Social Enterprise – a business set up to design and enable environmentally sustainable projects for the benefit of the planet and provide goods and services to individuals and organisations that enhance and encourage sustainable living best practice. The owner Kyle came to Utopia through Business Network International (BNI). He wanted a website to showcase their services to the community.  A Content Management System (CMS) was also required so staff could easily update the site. The CMS platform chosen for this project was CMS Made Simple.